Cosplayer Celcia > Costume of Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I created a princess seam pattern for the bodice and it is fully lined, underlined, and boned. White glitter casa satin (from Joann's) was used for the outer layer. I created a stencil (after much trial and error) for the "moon rings" to get them to look as round and uniform as possible. They are made out of white pleather and the same satin as the bodice, stitched to the dress with a zig-zag stitch, and outlined in plastic ivory pearls to make them stand out among the vast whiteness of the dress. The gold and white pearls are all glass beads to give it a more realistic look overall. The white bands are three rows of braided rope trim and the circle dealie... things beneath it (as seen in the artwork) is textured lace. I did it this way because I felt it looked close to the pictures in the manga and artbook works.
The skirts of the dress are 8 yards of matching casa chiffon and casa crepe and are roll hemmed. This was the first time I've used chiffon as a main fabric in a cosplay and it was a gigantic pain!!! It frays *a lot* worse than satin!! (Really, all the fabric I worked with frays like a monster, but I serged all of it because of that). Top layer is chiffon and the bottom layer is crepe to give it that flowy somewhat transparent look.
The cape is made out of beaded glitter casa organza and plastic pearls. The bow is also made out of the same organza plus plain white organza for the tails. Bow detaches to make the whole thing a lot easier to put on. And of course, after all this, the dress is *way* too heavy to stand up on its own so I have sewn clear bra straps into the bodice.
The sleeves... ick. I ran out of time before the convention to make a proper pair, so what you see in the pictures are the old sleeves from my first Serenity gown. I DO plan on making a proper pair out of craft foam and Wonderflex.
Shoes are from my SeeD ball Rinoa cosplay and felt they'd work here. Silver crystal was bought on eBay.
Forehead moon charm is a crescent moon cabochon I found and painted gold.
...Totally forgot to wear my ring for this. D'oh! And my bracelet broke shortly before I left my hotel room. I'll fix that problem next time I wear this!
- Styling Notes
- This was my first styrofoam project I've ever done and it turned out quite well! I previously bought an Ayanamisatoru Serenity wig, but it was too small so I made this one. For my wig, I sewed wefts around the sides to cover the bald spots. It wasn't the easiest wig to work with since it didn't have sides, per say so I had to sew even more wefts around the sides to cover my wigcap. The extensions I used were Snow White from doctoredlocks.com
- Wig Review
- I plan on remaking this wig with an Arda base because I've come to like the look of their silver versus the white that I used.
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